Home to Saturday Market on the weekends, Ankeny Plaza was at one time the city center of Portland.
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Glass spires of the Oregon Convention Center at dusk.
On Wednesdays, Sutree and I try to get out and go hiking somewhere. Today we spent the day on Sauvie Island. It was fabulous. We spent about 2.5 hours hiking around the Wapato Access Greenway. It’s the first time I’ve been there and I can’t wait to go back – I loved it!
We saw dozens of garter snakes and all kinds of birds. Then we drove around the island, stopping of at several of the wildlife area trails. Unfortunately, the trails are all closed until April 15 but now we know where to find them for next time. It was one of my favorite Wednesdays yet.
Located in Tanner Springs Park is this beautiful curving steel wall. It rises 12 feet out of the water below and is made of railroad rails from old train tracks in this region.
Walking home from Lucca, my new favorite place for pizza. This was the view as we crossed Alberta.
Sutree, Aimee and I took the dogs for a run out at Kelley Point Park. Kelley Point is where the Willamette and Columbia Rivers converge in north Portland. Tyler loves to chase his ball on the sand and into the water here.
It’s so jaw-dropping when these big ships pass by. They are so mammoth! I know the physics of it, but it still always amazes me that such a huge hunk of steel can float like that.
Named for the beautiful arches supporting the St. Johns Bridge, Cathedral Park is located in North Portland on the Willamette River.